Bin lorry driver shortage at ‘crisis point’

By Martin Ford | 30 June 2021

A shortage of 100,000 heavy goods vehicle drivers has disrupted bin collections across the country.

Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic have piled further pressure on an existing shortage of lorry drivers, including those qualified to drive refuse trucks carrying out kerbside collections.

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